Clackamas Church of Christ sign
June 11th, 2019

The Clackamas United Church of Christ in Milwaukee, Oregon has managed to unite Muslims, African Americans, the LGBT community, and many more groups in its quest to build up a dwindling congregation. The magic ingredient: eye-catching and uplifting messages on its roadside sign. Continue reading

Jesus nailed to the cross
May 9th, 2019

Today, most churches condemn rituals such as self-flagellation, but that hasn’t stopped devotees and devout believers from partaking in the practice. Why does it remain so popular? Continue reading

Person holding a cross with cannabis leaves
May 9th, 2019

Despite the growing popularity of cannabis, traditional religion remains quite wary of the substance. One California pastor is trying to change that. Continue reading

Army soldier with a beard
May 7th, 2019

An unnamed bearded soldier from the 795th Military Police Battalion has apparently been granted the right to preserve his facial hair as a form of worship to Thor, the red-bearded, hammer-wielding Norse god known to travel in a chariot drawn by two massive goats. Continue reading

Notre Dame Cathedral burning
April 20th, 2019

Over the course of several weeks prior to the Notre Dame blaze, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by an arsonist. And yet, what began as a tragic story of hate soon morphed into one of unity and common humanity. Continue reading

Jesus washing expensive Nike shoes
April 15th, 2019

A new Instagram account has caught on like wildfire in recent weeks, gaining over 125,000 followers (Christians and non-believers alike) by calling out high-profile pastors for their taste in expensive shoes and swag. Continue reading

Friend officiating a wedding ceremony
March 25th, 2019

A recent survey showed that 43 percent of couples chose to have a friend or family member officiate their wedding ceremony. What’s driving this trend? Continue reading

Hoda Muthana with son
February 22nd, 2019

When an Alabama woman fled her home in the United States at age 20 to join ISIS, she never expected to return. Four years later, and she’s begging for forgiveness – and a ticket home. But terror experts say letting her back in the country would be a bad idea. Continue reading

January 22nd, 2019

Amid the media firestorm surrounding the standoff between students from a Catholic high school and a Native American man, the role that Black Israelite protesters played in starting the conflict was largely overlooked. Continue reading

Jesus in a nativity cage
December 12th, 2018

A Massachusetts church created a Nativity scene featuring baby Jesus in a metal cage. The display is intended to raise awareness about immigration issues, but it’s also generated backlash from conservative circles. Continue reading